If you are staying local for spring break, then here is a list of 10 things to do so you and your kids don’t drive each other crazy.
1. Send them to Spring Break Camp
Local Mom Scoop is working with some South Florida spring break camps. from acting to sewing, there is something for every child on this list. All Local Kid Scoop approved.
2. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day On March 17th
This year St. Patrick’s Day is during the week. It’s not always easy to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but we always find a way. The Messy Leprechaun comes to visit and I always cook corn beef and cabbage along with colcannon.
3. Have Your Kids Help With Chores During Spring Break
So far we’ve had 8 months of school and moms can be a little tired by this point. It’s time to start delegating chores for your kids. Make it fun and give yourself a break at the same time. I’m sharing 10 Chores For Kids During Spring Break that will have mom happy and the kids feeling empowered by the end of the break.
4. Picnic in the park
Make sure to visit Boca’s Red Reef Park. Pack a lunch or bring the charcoal to this 67-acre, oceanfront park. It’s equipped with grills, tables, and restrooms. Reservations are not needed as facilities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
After lunch, stop by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, go snorkeling or bring a fishing pole for fun.
Red Reef Park is located at 1400 N Ocean Blvd. Call 561-393-7974 for more information.
With Daylights Saving Time, the sun now rises around 7:30 AM. Since we’ve been getting up in the dark for school. What’s one more morning, to see a magnificent sunrise at the beach.
6. Go to a green market
Visit The Local Greenmarkets with your family.
The West Palm Beach GreenMarket takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is free to the public. The GreenMarket will take place weekly on Saturdays now through April 18, except for March 28, due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is located at 100 Clematis Street.
The 23rd Annual Boca Raton GreenMarket happens Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Boca Raton City Hall north parking lot, 201 W. Palmetto Park Road. You can find over 40 vendors with fresh foods, plants, flowers, and produce as well. The Boca Raton GreenMarket is a great place to bring along the family, the pups and enjoy music as you shop! The Boca Raton GreenMarket will be open until May 9.
There is also the Delray Beach GreenMarket on Saturdays at Old School Square Park and a new Sunday Fresh Market at Mizner Park.
7. Daytrips around Florida
8. Have A Family Fun Night
You should plan a family game night. Whether it’s Mario Kart (which I usually win), or the OG of board games, it’s fun to sit down at the kitchen table and laugh and have a conversation.
9. Take The Brightline
You can take the Brightline to Fort Lauderdale from West Palm Beach. Or take the Brightline to Miami. My family loves the Brightline Select which includes snacks, drinks and a special lounge while you wait for the train.